FRC Safety During COVID-19: How to Safely Handle a Tyndale Shipment

In these uncertain times, you can rely on Tyndale to provide the latest information on arc rated (AR) / flame resistant (FR) clothing safety during COVID-19. In the post and video below, we talk about how to safely handle a shipment from Tyndale to you.

As you may know, the COVID-19 virus is capable of remaining active, or viable, on surfaces like cardboard for up to 24 hours and on surfaces like plastic for up to 3 days. Since the vast majority of shipments from Tyndale are delivered to you in a plastic bag or cardboard box, it’s important to be careful when receiving those packages. Rest assured, there are no known cases of COVID-19 among Tyndale employee members. Tyndale is taking serious precautions to ensure the safety of all employee members, particularly those working during this time in our distribution centers – where Tyndale orders originate – to reduce risk of exposure to and spread of COVID-19. Keep an eye on our blog for upcoming information on Tyndale Warehouse Safety During COVID-19.

However, it’s important to remember that 1) people can be asymptomatic and still be infectious and, 2) after Tyndale ships packages to you, there are a number of people who handle it before it gets to your doorstep.


So, how should you safely handle the shipment once it arrives? Watch our video and read on to find out.

Watch the video by clicking on the preview to the left.


As Scott Margolin, Tyndale’s Vice President of Technical, explains in the video above, there are three significant options for safely handling packages shipped to you from Tyndale:

  1. Leave the package outdoors for 3 days, allowing anything on the exterior to become deactivated. We understand that this is not the most attractive option.
  2. Open the package outside using a cloth or paper towel, so you’re not touching the packaging or opening it with your hands. Then, remove what’s inside, and bring the contents in your house. And finally, discard the packaging and wash your hands for at least 20 seconds to disinfect anything that may have been on the packaging from your hands.
  3. Disinfect the packaging outside or bring it inside and disinfect it with appropriate disinfecting wipes or spray. Then, open the package, remove the contents, and discard or recycle the packaging. And again, wash your hands for at least 20 seconds and be sure to disinfect other surfaces your hands may have come in contact with – door handles, faucets, etc.

For additional information on AR / FR safety during COVID-19, please click here.

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